Ontario Knife Company 18" Tactical Machete

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Whether you need this machete to clear brush or camp safely, this military-grade tool has all of the utility you'll need for any situation. You'll be hard-pressed to find anything as well-constructed as this; its 1095 carbon steel blade and high impact shatterproof polymer handle can withstand years of punishing work. Slash through the toughest bamboo, shrubbery, and branches without having to worry about wearing it down. All it needs is a quick sharpening and oiling and it'll last as long as you do.


• Full tang construction

• High impact shatterproof polymer handle with steel compression rivets

• Carry System: OKBSH18 Sold Separately

Model Number: 6144
Catalog Number: 123306
Blade Length 18 inches
Blade Material Carbon Steel (1095)
Blade Edge Plain
Point Trailing Point
Handle Material Polymer
Total Length 23.25 inches
Blade Color Black
Sheath Included No
Knife Type Fixed Blade
Handle Color Black
Machete Type Bush

Situated in New York State's scenic Southern Tier, Ontario Knife Company produces one of the most comprehensive, wide-ranging product lines in the cutlery industry today. Ontario has built its reputation on a heritage of uncompromising craftsmanship, quality materials and components . . . and a steadfast commitment to its workforce. Ontario's products routinely deliver the most cherished attributes of PERFORMANCE and VALUE . . . all at affordable prices!

In addition to being a major supplier to the U.S. Government, OKC teams up with a nationwide network of distributors/dealers to market its products to many diverse consumer and niche markets. Worldwide sales activity encompasses some 28 countries . . . and continues to grow. "You might say we're really a 'quiet company,' but there's really a lot more going on than meets the eye!"

Consider Ontario Knife when in need of knives, machetes, edged products and specialty tools.

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Customer Reviews

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By Anthony R. from Central, NH
December 17, 2015

I use the machete for cutting brush for my survey business. I have tried other but the Ontario 18" Machete is the best and can with stand the abuse. It is the only machete I will buy.

By Mitch D. from New Ipswich, NH
December 20, 2014

This machete was exactly what you portrayed on your web site, and was exactly what I was looking for. Solid full shank that does not bend. Made tough to tackle tough jobs. I am very pleased.

By Kenneth K. from Lake Wales. FL
July 9, 2012

Great campsite tool. Worth the money. Fast shipping.

By Bob H. from Leeds, UK
October 19, 2009

I live in UK and we can't get these over here. We don't have the wilderness like you guys in the States but we do have gardens to clear shrubs to cut and the like. I am a collector so I don't intend using it as such only for the odd swipe or two. I like Ontario Blades and I have quite a few amongst which are M9 Bayonets and the OCR knife bayonet. The build on the machete is excellent and it feels well balanced in the hand. 5 STARS for me.

By Sean W. from Ireland
July 30, 2009

Mil. Spec. Machete, wonderful grade of spring steel,perfect balance, able to take and hold a decent edge. Is a bit heavy for light vegetation, handle gets very slippy from wet vegetation. Only thing I will have to do myself is cord-wrap the hard plastic handle. Soft sheath wears out on blade,Hard-Plastic sheath would be a lot better. Fantastic value!

By Cary B. from Gainesville, GA
July 1, 2009

It is durable and very capable of clearing dense areas. I used it on very thick, 6-7 foot tall thorny bushes. It cleared through them very well. I ordered a second one just this week. Definitely recommend this machete - it is worth your money.

By Roger M. from Losangeles, CA
March 11, 2009

I like the product. It is a very strong machete.

By Rick J. from Thibodaux, LA
February 14, 2009

This knife is absolutely perfect for what I use it for! It stays very sharp and is well balanced. The price can't be beat either. The only improvement that could be made would be to offer a sheath with it to protect it.

By Marcus H. from Washington
October 19, 2008

I like the feel of the knife! The blade is definitely adequate and I've had fun taking it on backpacking trips into the back country in my state.

By Ana V. from Las Vegas, NV
October 12, 2008

I received the machete faster than I expected. It is exactly what I wanted with great balance and excellent quality. I am very satisfied with this product!

By Charles B. from North Carolina
July 29, 2008

I am looking for another one. Why? No, mine is not worn out. I have beat everything in the woods with it. I bought mine years ago I never thought about the quality just put it to work. Don't get me wrong while I do beat everything in my path with it I take care of it as well sharpen it, clean it, oil it etc... The other day a surveyor used it some he said it was the best he had used. I said it was the man who sharpened it (me). I seen him again he wanted to know where I got it. This fellow has been beat down a lot of stuff from the jungles of Vietnam to his life long career as a surveyor. He knows machetes. I was looking for him one like mine.

By Larry P. from Pennsylvania
February 24, 2008

This is a great tool!

By John E. from Houston, TX
January 13, 2008

Good quality at a great price.

By Johnathan C. from Georgetown, TX
July 3, 2007

This is exactly like my fathers tactical issue machete: thick blade, full tang construction, and quality construction.

By Stephen P. from Port Republic Nj
January 4, 2007

I have had the same machete for 25 years and love it I gave them all away for Christmas to my close friends. Thank you.

By John S. from China
March 22, 2009

It is a good machete.

By James R. from Richmond,VA
June 10, 2008

I did have to sharpen the machete before use. It works very well and I am pleased that it performs as good as my tactical issue machete from 1943. It is especially great for cutting bamboo that creeps in from next door.

By Denis C. from Ayer, MA
October 3, 2006

It is a nice bargain and very handy for hacking away at brush!

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